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like this, engaged in the mundane task of nurturing local government. afghan national police now man this lookout over a small southern village, while their u.s. green beret advisers work with local leaders on civic improvement. >> once the afghans can take care of themselves and they're self-sustainable, they're telling the negatives, we don't want you here. we don't need you here. >> reporter: the plan is to train afghans to secure themselves by 2014. but u.s. commanders want assurances that until then, afghans will guard their back. >> it's their leadership that has to come to play to reduce the threat to us. >> reporter: over the last eight days i've seen a lot of interaction between u.s. and afghan troops. some of it relaxed. but, brian, at all times there's one or two fully battle-dressed american soldiers with their fingers near the trigger, just in case. >> lester holt starting off our coverage in kabul tonight. lester, thanks. now to our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, also in kabul, on what's been accomplished and what hasn't in over a decade now in that country
in the last year and a half. this weekend a major new battle began between the government and rebel forces in a key city. nbc's ann curry was inside syria this weekend and is along the border with turkey tonight. >> reporter: lester, good evening, the war in syria has taken a dramatic turn as rebels has launched a massive talk on multiple fronts. just 40 miles from the tur,ish border. this weekend as fighting raged a large part of the treasured marketplace, a world heritage site that dates back to the 14th century was burned to ashes. the army says if they can take the city, they will strike a critical blow to the regime in a war that has killed as many as 30,000 people so far. our news team traveled inside syria this weekend and a rebel commander told us he is frustrated by the power of government warplanes. he told us if the world enforced a no fly zone or gave the free syrian anti-aircraft weapons, this war would be over in two days. many fear this war could become a wider conflict, as many as 700,000 refugees could flee syria by the end of this year. >> ann curry on the syrian boarder.
% of the country don't pay federal income taxes or are dependent on the federal government. or romney's position on women's health issues. the president's surrogates tried to shift the subject to romney. >> romney says he's going to cut loopholes, but won't name them. romney said i'm going to place obamacare but won't say with what. >> romney clearly came to play, aggressive but polite. standing toe to toe with the with the. there were plenty of fireworks. >> you're entitled as a president to own your own airplane and house, but not facts. >> now, governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. >> i don't have a tax cut scale that you're talking about. my view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class, but i'm not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> however, independent fact checkers say romney's tax plan does add up to nearly $5 trillion over ten years and would give the biggest breaks to the highest earners. the same groups sa
they don't want it to be manipulated. they're put together by two separate government entities, the bureau of labor statures, the labor department, and then the census, bureau, and then the employment numbers, put together by the labor department. that tells us -- then there was the household survey, and that is where 200,000 field representatives go in and call a number of households, putting the number together, you combine the two, and that is the report that we got this morning. but with 2,000 field representatives involved, and two government entities involved, it is almost impossible to manipulate these numbers. >> that is why we needed it all explained, as always, sue herrera. >>> now to breaking news out of arizona, where last night we reported the possibility that they were looking at the possibility that the u.s. border agent killed there may have been the victim of friendly fire. tonight there is more, more at the border patrol station in bisbee station there. good evening. >> reporter: and good evening, sources tell nbc news they expected an announcement soon that federal inves
's strict new requirement for a government issued photo i.d. at the polls. a law democrats claim republicans pushed to suppress the turnout among poor and minority voters. first, the state says drivers without a driver's license would need a state issued i.d. card. but because that's a secure i.d. that can be used to board planes, voters needed a birth certificate and three forms of identification to get one. >> and it took me days just to get my i.d. >> reporter: then the state relented and began issuing a new i.d., good only for voting, but kept shifting the requirements for it. >> this was a hastily drawn law designed to disrupt the vote for the presidential election. >> reporter: today the judge concluded the gap between the photo i.d.s issued and the estimated need of those who do not yet have them will not be closed in time. so he blocked the law from fully going into effect in pennsylvania for the general election. poll workers can ask for a photo i.d., but those without one can still cast a ballot. many voters said they agreed. >> if they gave people time, like a year. but it penaliz
class. >> reporter: mr. obama's idea includes tax hikes on the wealthy and more government spending on infrastructure. he is making it the new center piece of a tv ad for the closing argument. >> if i could sit down with you at the table or in the living room, here is what i would say. >> reporter: mitt romney focused on the deep ties to the military, warning that devastating job losses are coming if congress and the president went through with potential defense cuts. >> the impact will be immediate and significant right here in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: this new feeling reflects the idea that many have voted. in 2008, nearly a third of all voters cast ballots before election day this year the number could grow to 40%, but in some of the key swing states the number could even be higher, more than half of all voters in colorado, florida, nevada and north carolina cast their ballots early four years ago. voting is under way in virginia, which could be the new political bellwether, mr. obama won there earlier, identical to hi
say the government should force higher standards. so we went to the agency overseeing the companies. why not mandate photoelectric? >> because both technologies are working in saving lives. >> reporter: we know of several cases where the smoke alarm, people say, just did not go off. >> in those cases, they need to practice a fire escape plan to make sure they can get out. >> reporter: but if the smoke detector didn't go off and the house is full of smoke by the time it does, what does an escape plan do? >> it helps them escape better when the smoke alarm eventually goes off. >> reporter: but eventually isn't good enough for the mom who lost nearly everything. >> i would like to think that if i had known, i might have a family of seven instead of a family of three. >> reporter: just to be clear, no one is saying throw out your smoke alarm tonight. fire officials say the best advice is to have both technologies in your home. you can buy a dual detector that has both in one. thing is, they're harder to find in the stores and will cost you a little more money, too. >> jeff rossen, thank
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that 47% don't pay federal income taxes and are dependent on the government or romney's possession on women's health issues. >> romney says he's going to cut loopholes, but won't name they will. romney said i'm going to replace obama care, but won't say with that. >> romney clearly came to play, standing toe to toe with the president. through plenty of fireworks. >> your title is the president of an airplane and house, but not your own facts. >> now, governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. >> i don't have a tax cut of a scale you're talking about. we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class, but i'm not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> however, independent fact checkers say romney's plan adds up to nearly $5 trillion and would give the biggest breaks to the highest. romney made a point of saying he'd cut the budget for pbs, even to jim lehrer. >> i like pbs, big bird. i actually love you, too, but i'm not going to
story from nbc's john yang. >> the right answer for government is to say how do we make the private sector become more efficient? >> reporter: even before they finished talking, another debate was raging online. the twitter world exploded. york, an absolutely a one sided debate. big, big win for romney. bill maher. i can't believe i'm saying this, but obama looks like he does need a telepromter. analyst stu rothenberg. what happened to obama? >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down, he was enduring the debate. >> romney supporters celebrated. >> this was from start to finish, particularly measured against fears and expectation. >> reporter: after enduring weeks of headlines about gaffes, romney woke up to read he had been declared a debate winner. >> so, you're perfectly happy with his demeanor and energy level tonight? >> what i'm happy with is the path he wants to lead this country on. >> hello, colorado! >> reporter: even while cheering the president at a rally today, his supporters seemed puzzled by his debate performance. >> i didn't know quite what wa
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